LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Jefferson County District Court judge has increased the bond for a man charged with the hit-and-run accident in St. Matthews that seriously injured a woman.
A not guilty plea was entered for Kevin C. Dean, 26, of Prospect, by his attorney, but Judge Amber Wolf denied a request that Dean's bond be lowered from the $10,000 mark originally set saying his client had surrendered himself. Wolf noted that Dean was arrested after his father reported him to police and that Dean said he had hit a box.
The Jefferson County Attorney's Office argued that Dean presents a danger to the community because he is alleged to have left the scene of an accident and committed an assault that left a person in the hospital. Wolf granted a request by the prosecutor for an increase in Dean's bond to $25,000 full cash.
St. Matthew's Police say that they have an ongoing problem with jaywalking in this busy area, that's why they have officer details in that area.
"There is definitely a problem there people crossing the road in not appropriate locations or lawful locations," St. Matthews Police Chief Barry Wilkerson said. "We have written some jaywalking citations for that which seems like a minor offense but, at the same time we are trying to drive home the point that you do need to cross the road in a safe manner that would be at the cross walks."
Should Dean be released on bond, Wolf ordered Dean to not drive, have alcohol or use drugs. Dean's next court date was scheduled for Aug. 23.
Wilkerson said the woman who was hit is recovering.